Street Fighter IV Gets 5 New Characters, 6 New Stages In 2014
Hardcore fighting aficionados are bound to be salivating.
Street Fighter IV remains one of the most accomplished and entertaining fighting titles of the generation, and five more characters (along with new gameplay tweaks) will be heading your way next year.
As revealed at the Capcom Unity blog, the new characters as well as a balance update will arrive in early 2014. The characters are Hugo, Elena, Poison, Rolento and the fifth character remains a secret. The latter has never been in a SF game, so it's an all-new face! Furthermore, six new stages will be added as well. Said Capcom senior community specialist and former pro player Peter "Combofiend" Rosas:
"I’m personally excited to be able to use Rolento in SF4. Yes, he was in SFxT, but SF4 and SFxT play very differently, so it’ll be a treat to use him against Seth, Hakan, and others that are not in SFxT."
The balancing should allow all the characters to be powerful, and they've outlined some improvements to characters like Chun-Li, T-Hawk, Dudley and Balrog. Cammy, on the other hand, will have to suffer some downgrades...but a lot of fans say that's necessary. All of this will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for $15, and the update will be released simultaneously across all platforms.
Related Game(s): Street Fighter IV
7/14/2013 9:46:24 PM John Shepard